Celtic manager Neil Lennon set to face third probe after referee comments


The Celtic manager was quoted in the Evening Times saying that he hoped for ‘a decent refereeing performance’ ahead of Sunday’s visit by St.Johnstone.

Lennon is alleged to have breached the Scottish FA rule 69, which prevents managers from commenting on officials before games.

He was quoted as saying: “It will be nice just to be able to go out and think only about winning a game of football – and maybe have a decent refereeing performance into the bargain.”

The Northern Irishman has until Friday to respond to the notice of complaint. This latest notice of complaint comes two days after the Celtic manager received a notice of complaint from the Compliance officer after being sent to the stand by referee Calum Murray at half time in the 3-2 defeat to Rangers at Ibrox on Sunday.

He had also received a notice of complaint asking the manager to explain comments made following last week’s 1-0 League Cup Final defeat to Kilmarnock at Hampden, when he described Willie Collum’s decision not to award Celtic a late penalty as ‘shocking and criminal’.


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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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